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Good news. Construction is continuing on the new Bridge Club of Atlanta. The sign is up. Tables have been ordered. Chairs have been chosen. I have supplies and bridgemates filling my livingroom, just waiting for the space to be finished. It looks like the opening date will be the middle of July. I hope to have an official date next week.
For now, take a look at www.bridgeclubatlanta.com for more information.
It has taken almost a year since I started this process, but I am now pleased to announce a new place to play bridge is coming to Atlanta. The Bridge Club of Atlanta will be opening September 4, 2012 in the Fountain Oaks Shopping Center. We are located on Roswell Road, about 1 and 1/2 miles south of I-285.
This will be Atlanta’s Club. Please feel free to make any suggestions or comments about what you want to see in a new club.
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Register now. I have posted my January 2012 Class Schedule. You can register for a six week series of classes for $100 or take individual classes for $20, space permitting.
Temple Sinai classes are limited in space; send your check in now to reserve a space.
Looking to relax and get away from the madness of the holidays. Book your Winter Bridge Retreat and head down to Calloway Gardens for some fun. Patty Tucker and I are hosting a 3 day bridge getaway in January. Classes will be held for both advanced beginners and intermediate/advanced students. Play in the nightly bridge games. We will offer both social games and duplicate games. For full details download the PDF Flyer here.
The holidays are coming up and I have been asked what gifts I would reccomend for the bridge player.
If you have used Pat Harrington’s CDs and are looking for more CDs to help learn bridge I would suggest Bridge Master 2000, the Audrey Grant edition. This is similiar to Pat Harrington’s CDs and is suited for the beginner.
For more advanced players who want to learn conventions I would reccomend the Learn and Practice Bidding Conventions, basic conventions.
For other suggestions I would reccomend any software by Mike Lawrence or Larry Cohen. You can see a wide variety of their programs at www.baronbarclay.com
For advanced beginners looking to improve their judgement, I like Bridge with Bells and Whistles. This book will improve your bidding.
For advanced students looking for conventions I like 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know by Barbara Seagram.
There are rumors of a 3 day bridge seminar scheduled in Georgia for the end of January. As soon as details are finalized I will report them here.
I had a good time at the Charlotte Regional last weekend. We came in second in a KO and 4th in the Swiss. It is always nice when you have good partners and teammates. Thanks to Mike Kovacich and the Feagins for a good time. We lost the finals of the KO on a decision I had to make.
I was North and held 6 QJ KQ632 A10843
The auction went
East South West North
3 Double 4 ?
I chose to bid 4NT for the minors. Partner bid 5 and I passed. Unfortunately 6 was cold. At the other table the auction started with 1 and our opponents were able to bid the slam.
On Sunday in the Swiss our opponents got to a grand in only 2 bids, a rare sight.
Dealer opened 3 and her partner had
— AKQ10xxx AQxx Ax
She raised directly to 7. She knew her partner must have KJxxxxx of diamonds and could count 7 diamonds tricks, 5 hearts and the Ace of clubs.